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Clutch slips again(cbr600f4)

Old 07-02-2014, 01:42 PM
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Default Clutch slips again(cbr600f4)

Hey guys

I have a slight problem(i hope).

I installed new clutchplates and springs(EBC street kevlar) in february somewhere and it started to slip since last week.
The clutch cable is way too tight, i knew this when installing it but it felt like the clutch cable should've been longer in order to have some play because it was very tight, i struggled alot with trying to get the clutch cable on the clutchcover.

So I think on the clutch adjustment I made it too tight which resulted in clutch slipping.
My question is it burned and needs new plates(does it need also new springs?)?
or is cable adjustment enough?

I have a schedule on 8th july with the garage so I hope he won't install new plates which costs me 300euros with labor costs.
Also on 25th july I've planned a 10k km trip after that I'm going to sell the bike so last thing I want is making alot of costs(already spent 300bucks on new parts).
Old 07-02-2014, 03:44 PM
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Well, there`s basically no telling definitely without seeing and testing the bike but if it doesn`t slip too bad and stops when the cable is adjusted correctly it should be fine. Im not entirely sure of the F4, but in pretty much every other bike I`ve worked on with a cable driven clutch there is an adjuster on both ends of the cable, in the bottom should be the crude adjuster if you will, and at the handle is where you dial it in. You know the cable is adjusted correctly when there is a few mm of free play in the lever so you`ll know for certain the lever will not "carry" the clutch when not pressed in. if it feels too short take a look at the ends, if there is a tiny allen screw inside either of the end bits it is either self made or repaired from the original after a snap which could make it too short, hoewver a clutch cable isn`t something that breaks often so my bet is on just being adjusted wrong.
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